Council tax scam
We have taken a call from a council taxpayer this morning. She received a call from a company called Council Tax Recovery and VOA - they advised that she was due a credit and asked for her bank details.
Sadly, she gave them to the company for a payment of £192.00 to be taken for the administration of a £2000 refund.
Thankfully, they took down an incorrect expiry date and when they tried to take payment her bank stopped it. She has spoken to the bank who are monitoring her account.
We will also advise the customer to report to Action Fraud.
Please be vigilant.